The Old Game
My twin brother and I had always enjoyed playing games outside in the woods that surrounded our childhood home, which was a rambling 2 story stone cottage. Formerly part of an ancient farm, we had an acre of lawn and almost 10 acres of woods to meander in.
Cops and robbers, hide and seek and bullrush to name a few were all our early favourites, though being the only two children in the area it wasn’t as much fun as playing with a group.
Then, around the age of 10, we discovered a variation to put in our games that made them more intensely alluring games to play!
Fun for me because I got to dress up in fancy play dress and jewels.
Fun for my brother, well, because he got to play with someone dressed fancy and wearing jewels!